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Update on TiSA negotiations

  • Date: 18/11/2016, 14:00 - 16:00 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Mansholt room, Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 15/11/2016 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 18/11/2016, 14:00 - 16:00 (registration closed)
  • Location: Mansholt room, Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 15/11/2016 12:00

The purpose of this meeting is to debrief civil society organisations on the state of play in the negotiations of the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), including the outcome of the 21st round (2-10 November 2016).

The Trade in Services Agreement ("TiSA") aims at liberalising trade in services and improving rules in areas such as licensing, financial services, telecoms, e-commerce, maritime transport and professionals moving abroad temporarily to provide services.

Negotiation rounds are organised in Geneva and are alternatively chaired by the US, the EU and Australia. The Agreement is currently negotiated by 23 WTO members, including the EU. These countries together account for 70% of world trade in services.

TiSA is based on the WTO's General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), which involves all WTO members. The key provisions of the GATS – scope, definitions, market access, national treatment and exemptions – are also found in TiSA.


Lead Participant

Mr Christophe Kiener, Head of Unit, Trade in Services, Directorate-General for Trade
 

Moderator

Mr Lutz Guellner, Head of the Information, Communication and Civil Society Unit, Directorate-General for Trade
 

AGENDA

1. Update on the state of play in TiSA negotiations.

2. Open discussion with stakeholders.
 

Related documents

DG Trade webpages on TiSA – including negotiation documents proposed by the EU, as well as other supporting documents


We would be grateful if participants could arrive 20/30 minutes in advance. A reception desk will be set up in the foyer of the Charlemagne building, where you will receive a badge and gain access to the meeting room. Please bring with you the confirmation email received when you registered to the meeting and an ID card or passport.

Closing date for travel arrangements: 10/11/2016 at 20:00 (Brussels time)

About travel expense.

Related documents

Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • Apex-Brasil Brussels-Europe
  • ARD-Verbindungsbüro Brüssel
  • ASSOCIATION EUROPÉENNE DU COMMERCE DE FRUITS ET LÉGUMES DE L'UE - European Fruit and Vegetables Trade Association
  • Brussels Office of the Swedish Trade Unions
  • Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Freien Wohlfahrtspflege e.V.
  • Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs
  • BUSINESSEUROPE
  • BUSINESSEUROPE
  • CEEP - European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services and Services of General Interest
  • CEEP - European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services and Services of General Interest
  • Centre National de Coopération au Développement- 11 11 11
  • Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de région Paris Ile-de-France
  • Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins
  • Computer & Communications Industry Association
  • Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
  • Deutscher Caritasverband e. V.
  • DIGITALEUROPE
  • Direct Selling Europe
  • Délégation des Barreaux de France
  • Délégation des Barreaux de France
  • EuroCommerce
  • European Alcohol Policy Alliance
  • European Association of Chemical Distributors
  • European Centre for International Political Economy
  • European Chemical Industry Council
  • European Digital Rights
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Express Association
  • European Federation of Public Service Unions
  • European Federation of Public Service Unions
  • EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • European Services Strategy Unit (funded)
  • European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association
  • European Trade Union Committee for Education
  • European Transport Workers' Federation
  • Fédération Française de l'Assurance
  • Greenpeace European Unit
  • Greenpeace European Unit
  • Health and Trade Network
  • ICMP, the global voice of music publishing
  • IFPI Representing recording industry worldwide
  • Insurance Europe
  • International Trade Union Confederation
  • Japan Business Council in Europe
  • Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung
  • Landsorganisationen i Danmark
  • Netherlands Maritime Technology
  • Platform of European Social NGOs
  • Standing Committee of European Doctors
  • The Danish Chamber of Commerce
  • The International Federation of Inspection Agencies
  • Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • Transport and Environment (European Federation for Transport and Environment)
  • Union européenne de l'Artisanat et des petites et moyennes entreprises, aisbl
  • Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
  • Verband Kommunaler Unternehmen e.V.
  • Vereniging VNO-NCW
  • Wirtschaftskammer Österreich